My water broke and I immediately text/called her to determine what I should do... She counseled me in the weeee hours of the morning on what my options were and this was so very helpful. Once we were ready, and this didn’t take long... we made our way to the hospital and she met us there right away. She was very prepared and waited on me hand and foot like I was a birthing queen! I commented on the experience at some point saying that I felt like I was at a spa! Don’t get me wrong, those contractions are nothing to play with but our doula made me feel comfortable and she, my partner, and my best friend all worked together to make me feel so special and capable of such a feat. It was the most beautiful day of my life and I’m so glad that she was there to help me feel that way. The next day, the doctor that delivered our baby (note: not the doctor I had painstakingly chose - he was out) came in to our room to check on us and gave a very lengthy review of our doula herself. She was blown away by how easy she was to work with and just raved about her. A busy OBGYN took the time to speak so highly of her, saying that she worked so well with all of the staff, and also saying that she has had a lot of experience with other doulas. She loves what she does and it shines through!
Our Doula was exactly what I needed for my prenatal preparation, labor and delivery. She brought an ease and peace to a very stressful event. During labor, she was patient and explained the certain medical interventions that were offered to me and more importantly empowered me to make decisions. When I was lost in pain of contractions, her voice tethered me and I was able to focus and surrender to the experience, getting through the waves discomfort. While I was recovering, she was available night and day for my texts on postpartum healing and breastfeeding, offering invaluable resources and suggestions. My husband and I couldn’t have done it without her. I strongly recommend Doulas of Orange County services.
When my wife and I decided to give birth using the Bradley Method, we were encouraged to consider having a Doula as well. There was a bit of skepticism amongst some of the other fathers/coaches in our class, but my wife and I wanted to explore this as a serious option.Our Doula immediately made a great first impression, even BEFORE we met her in person. Her professionalism was apparent simply with her prompt response and professional looking letterhead (it’s the little things that count too). Once we finally met, I immediately felt comfortable and knew that I would have the best support for my wife and myself so that I could focus on being the best Bradley coach that I could be.On the day(s) of birth, we labored out at home for several hours before we called our doula in. From the moment she arrived to packing up our car for us after giving birth 15.5 hours later, she was “on the clock” and never once faltered.To have a natural childbirth, you need to be all-in and you need support. I can, without a doubt, say that we could not have lasted the 32.5 hour labor without her compassionate and tireless support.From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Doulas of Orange County for helping us bring our son into his new life drug-free, bright-eyed and healthy!
We are so incredibly thankful we found Doulas of Orange County! Being first time parents, we quickly learned just how hard it is to raise a newborn - especially when you have no family near by to help out. Doulas of Orange County helped us fill that void - serving as family when we needed it most. Between Allison and Sara (our two night time postpartum doulas), we were able to transition into parenthood a bit easier and work to get our baby on a schedule. We couldn’t have gotten through those first 8 weeks without them and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for some extra support - especially at night!
Having a Postpartum doula here after I had my baby was such a huge help!! Before I had my baby, I took my two year old toddler to the park daily. After the baby was born I found I couldn’t take them both the first few weeks I was home because it was too much. It was great having the Doula there because we could switch off giving attention between my toddler and my newborn. Grocery shopping alone? Forget about it. I still cant do it months later, She was a huge help with that and she would take the groceries upstairs and put them away allowing me to nurse the baby and rest. Going downstairs to do baby laundry was also impossible for me, she did that too. Whether you want to take a shower and relax or need some food prep because it is impossible to make any decent meals after you have a baby, having a Postpartum Doula is a wonderful experience. I have already recommended Doulas of Orange County to a couple of pregnant women I know.
We will remain forever grateful for selecting Doulas of Orange County and most specifically, having Tawnya there for the precious first weeks of our daughter’s life. Not only did she give us peace of mind and confidence - and some serious sleep at night! - but she loved and cared for our daughter like no one else. Tawyna’s loving attitude, charisma, candor and gracious ways assured us we were doing all the right things and made the daunting first night’s with a newborn more than achievable. We know having a postpartum doula is a luxury and are so glad we made the decision to welcome Tawnya into our home.
I am SO thrilled with the services of Doulas of Orange County! It was super easy to set up - their customer service is fabulous. My Postpartum Doula was hands down amazing. She was so professional, easy to talk to and really anticipated my needs sometimes even before I did! I felt very comfortable leaving my little one with her (even though it was just in the next room lol) and her energy was so calming during a very chaotic time. 5+ stars!!
I contacted Doulas of Orange County regarding encapsulating my placenta after the birth of my son. They were very quick with responding to all my questions and emails as explaining everything in detail. When the time came around my placenta specialist responded to my labor text ASAP and was available to meet with me for pick up of my placenta as soon as I was ready to give it to her. She also dropped it off at my house for me as soon as it was finished! The pills are great and I have so much more energy this time around. I would highly recommend Doulas of Orange County to anyone looking for a doula or placenta specialist. Great experience all around!
Such a wonderful experience! Our placenta specialist was so knowledgeable and passionate, it shinned through in her work. I had my placenta encapsulated and made into a tincture and a salve. At two weeks postpartum, I have used the salve for nipple and diaper irritation and am loving the results!! I have also been taking the pills as recommended and am feeling happy, healthy and full of energy! I highly recommend Doulas of Orange County.